Ask Woody About Your Wheels

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by woody's wheel works, Jun 17, 2006.

  1. tactical-T

    tactical-T TreeStump

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    Wow! Not sure how I missed this thread.
    Woody, I'm thinking about getting an F800 GS. Because I'm verry lazy I've not read all of the posts. So, if there is already something on here about 17" wheels for the F800 GS please point me in the right direction. From what I have been reading, however, It would seem you'd be able to answer my question. Because I like to have my cake and eat it too, I was wondering if you know of or build a good 17" motard type wheel set for the GS. I would love to have two sets for when I want to DS or scratch in the twisties. What kind of complications might I encounter. What would the approximate cost be.
    Thanks for any help.
    -T
  2. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    the spacer bing a bit longer is not a problem because you'll never be able to 'crush the bearings inner race against the outer race laterally...the 800 hub was designed to have the right/disc bearing do all the alignment chores..
    hence DON"T WORRY!!!!:thumb

    woody
  3. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    no worryies ,,,we have a spare front hub to build ya a nice 3.5 x17 black rim for SM work,,,,

    psssst....FYI,,,i'm more inclined to use a 2,50x19 on the front if you want an even more well rounded ride that's not as twitchie,,ie i think it's an all around better investment:thumb

    woody
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    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    if the car wheel has 40 spokes like some very early MG's that would work with a 40 hole hub..

    remember ya have to mathch the holes,,,,also later rims used 60 and td finally 72 spoke wheels,,,i have few 60 spoke hubs floatin garound,,,

    basically if we can match the holes we can come up with a workable solution:thumb

    woody
  5. Kyler

    Kyler Geezer

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  6. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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  7. Natnewt

    Natnewt Been here awhile

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    woody im in need of a spare xr650l hub for my own project was wondering if you could help me out in this endeavor! thx!
  8. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    just gotback to denver,,,will check monday when i get back to the shop...:thumb

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  9. gs'n

    gs'n odd knob

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    woody, guru of the lace...

    r100gs has out of true rims....

    cost (assuming you can bend the rims back out) to rebuild with new spokes, and black rims.

    thank you,

    gs'n
  10. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    gs'n et al..

    well i'm back and can handle this no sweat,,,,:thumb

    while you are at it i highly recommend we bead blast the hubs and seal them,,,circa $35 ea

    ss spokes are circa $100 /set
    x-lace n true is $150 /wheel
    prepping /dismantling $30-80/wheel
    straightening $30-150/rim
    anodizing $75-100/rim please note on these old Akront rims which weren't anodized,,,every nick can be seen,,,,we have polished these rims to the point that you'd swear they were chrome and after anodizing them the oxidation that oxzidation/corrosion that occurred at every nick get's detected in the anodizing process,,, we usually scotch brite them and remove all the nasty irregularities.. we'll discus what we'll do after seeing the rims....
    S&H circa 15-20/wheel in continental usa

    :beer
    woody
  11. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second... Super Supporter

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    Woody's 19/17...Caponard wheels....

    they perform flawlessly....

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  12. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    That was the intention :thumb,,,ya know it gives me great pleasure to build stuff like this for people that appreciate the difference,,,Psssst,,from the looks of the the confidence you exhibit,,,i'd also invest in some riding boots for you and your honey:wink:

    woody

    ps,,i'll post your pic in the caponord thread too....

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=11276371#post11276371
  13. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second... Super Supporter

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    bwahahaha....she is wearing leather high tops....full armour in the jacket and carbon fiber/leather gloves....:deal ...got to buy her some pants though...
  14. Bayner

    Bayner Long timer

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    Heya Woody.
    What am I looking at cost-wise for properly done up wheels for my 800GS. I'm thinking 1.85" (or 2"??) X 21" front and 3" X 17" for the rear. Black Excel with superlace. And fixing my rear hub for proper bearing crush while you're at it.
    Thanks!
  15. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    circa $1600 of the top of my head...hey it's 5am:wink:

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  16. Hair

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    I saw a nice writeup about you in the airhead rag. Way to go.
  17. Revelstoker

    Revelstoker Been here awhile

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    Hey Woody,
    Have been wanting to let you know how much I like my wheels - 13,000km's since I received them in July and they're still nice and snug. They look pretty good too!
    Cheers,
    Revelstoker
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  18. Auto-Haus

    Auto-Haus n00b

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    Hello,I have a 09 r1200 gsa . I have put 6400m on in 5 months. I have metzler tourance on frt and rear.The tire is down to the wear bars in the tread in the center. I do ride two up about 70-% of the time.I wrench for a living so i am on top of tire preasures.Should i be getting more mileage?I thought the metz. was a tougher tire? Thanks ,auto-haus:eek1
  19. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    pal,,i'd be satisfied with that mileage on that beast...you are in the ballpark,,,i'd say 39-42 PSI is in the ballpark,,,,the lower figure for riding single the higher double and loaded...:thumb

    woody
  20. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    these 'Sweet Pics by Ronyx' are worth a thousand and in this case then some words,,thank you for sharing,,ya have to admit there's some thing pleasing to the eye about seeing anything that exudes QUALITY..it's a universal thing too...whether great wheels or great pics:thumb

    thank you for supporting my quest to share this feel-good stuff
    humbly yours,,woody